Andrew Symonds, a former Australian cricketer, died in a car accident; why do we all need to understand the value of the golden hour?

Andrew Symonds, a retired Australian cricketer, died in a traffic collision . Approximately 1.3 million people die each year as a result of road accidents in India .

Andrew Symonds, a retired Australian cricketer, died in a traffic collision.According to a police report, the vehicle, which was being driven on Hervey Range Road, left the road shortly after 11 p.m. and rolled.The 46-year-old driver was rescued by emergency services, but he died as a result of his injuries.The all-round cricketer broke into sports commentary and broadcasting in February 2012 after retiring from cricket in February.

The sad truth about road accidents Approximately 1.3 million people die each year as a result of road accidents.According to statistics, a total of 4,37,396 road accident cases were uncovered in India during 2019.The figures show that the number of cases has decreased from 4,45,514 in 2018 to 4,37,396 in 2019.The incidence of injuries in these accidents has increased by 1.3% (from 1,52,780 in 2018 to 1,54,732 in 2019).

Major road accidents in India have a much higher chance of death than in developed countries, as has been demonstrated.The golden hour Dr. Kaushal Malhan, Director of Orthopedics and Joint Replacement, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, emphasizes the significance of the day.Since injuries occur quickly, accident victims, and delays in recovery have been shown to significantly increase mortality.The first 60 minutes, also known as the Golden Hour, are crucial and affect survivors' odds of survival.

The importance of a safe and rapid emergency medical transport that involves trained paramedics or medics cannot be overemphasized.Because appropriate trauma-centers may not be available close to you, the medical team can provide trauma care on the scene or on-route to the hospital.How can I help?Since emergency medical services may not always be available on schedule, the whole community, as well as Police, Firefighters, etc., should be trained to provide on-site first aid.

The most important function is to do no harm and seek advice from others.The general public should follow the following procedure for on-site care in the event of an emergency: A-Airway cleaning with cervical spine protection-Check to see if there is an open wound that prevents you from breathing.By correct positioning, you can discourage aspiration.Using a supporting object on either side, it is advised to avoid lifting the neck and keeping it in place.

B-Breathing and ventilation In spite of a clear airway, give oxygen and mouth to mouth resuscitation to victims who are unable to breathe.C-Circulation with hemorrhage prevention-provide external cardiac massage in pulseless patients.Stop bleeding by putting direct pressure on the bleeding area, or apply a splint to fractured limbs.D-Disability-Later evaluation of consciousness, power, and sensation in the limbs will be helpful in determining whether or not they are worsening.